Integrated turnkey solutions for interiors
The wheel of change continues to spin, not just in fashion but also in the world of interior design. With so much being spoken about interior design, décor has inevitably become yet another means of making a statement. Be it commercial or your personal space, interior design today is much more than aesthetics; it is about identity.
Designing your space can be a quite a nightmare, if it involves coordinating with designers, different types of sub-contracting professionals like carpenters, painters, masons, aluminum and glass vendors, electricians, HVAC and MEP technicians, etc. First and foremost, you have to find the right people who have the capability to understand and execute your design brief. Bringing them together to implement the design can be quite a task as one contractor cannot start his work before the other finishes and each one would have a slightly different opinion and take, on your design. At times, there are also differences between the contractors, which can have an impact on the overall quality of the output. It can also lead to overshooting of the budget allocated for the task.
Opting for integrated turnkey solutions ensures a single point of contact for interiors, thereby, minimising the risk of dealing with multiple suppliers. Turnkey, as the name suggests, incorporates end-to-end processes within a project by providing all the required services to design and build your interior space, by managing the project from the first point of contact, through to handing over of the keys. A bare-shell apartment/office space/greenfield site, is turned into a fully functional residence/office as per the client’s requirements and handed over.
The solutions include but are not limited to, civil, interiors and modular furniture, HVAC, electrical services, networking, BMS services, carpentry works, plumbing and furniture. It would also include appropriate and quality sourcing of international products for clients. Single point sourcing for all the requirements help provide effective control and management during the course of any project.
In order to provide these services, it is essential that the team consists of professionals with technical know-how in the fields of architecture, engineering, interior designing, and business development, with adequate experience in their respective areas of expertise. The success of any turnkey project largely depends on the experience and robustness of these professionals. It is also important to have a well-developed network of experienced project supervisors, civil, electrical, and plumbing contractors, carpenters, fabricators, skilled laborers such as masons, stonemasons, painters, welders, etc. An in-house capacity for manufacturing furniture helps in servicing clients effectively, with a quick turnaround time.
ADVANTAGES OF TURNKEY SOLUTIONS
One-stop solution: This is the biggest advantage of turnkey solutions for your interiors. Right from understanding your design to sharing the blueprint; from procurement of raw materials to manpower management; from maintaining high standards of quality control to delivering the finished project on time, turnkey solutions ensure professional expertise with no coordination hassles and different contractors for each job. This also makes the payment process much easier, apart from escaping the turmoil of explaining your design to each contractor and hoping that all of it comes together in the end result.
Turnkey projects generally do not overshoot the timeline as a master plan is created at the onset of every project to ensure systematic implementation. This master plan aids in effective labor and material management. Since all the details are finalized at the very beginning with the client, there is no need of awaiting approvals at every stage.
NO OVERSHOOTING OF BUDGET:
Since all the design details and material specifications are finalized prior to the execution and the quote is shared with the client beforehand, there are fewer chances of the budget overshooting. Changes in design and material suggested by clients during the course of the execution can lead to an increase in price. Turnkey projects are also highly cost-effective due to the speedy completion of projects and pre-fixed rates with vendors contractors.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR DESIGN NEEDS:
Due to a single-point contact, turnkey solution providers understand your brief better and are also in a good position to execute the same. It is important that commercial spaces combine the ergonomic, functional, and aesthetic components that contribute to a productive work environment whereas residential spaces need to be comfortable, functional, aesthetically smart, and above all, exclusively yours, expressing your lifestyle, aspirations, and your own persona. The concept of turnkey solutions in interiors has been there in India for some time now. However, it has picked up pace in recent years. In the past three to four years, the Indian market has seen substantial growth of turnkey solutions in interiors. However, the residential market for this concept is still at a nascent stage. The process in residences is much quicker in terms of the churning out of designs as the response time is less. In India, the market trend today is towards turnkey solutions in terms of interiors.